While the stars of world music headline the FirstWorks On the Plaza stage, the Coastway Community Cultural Stage will showcase the singing, dancing, theater, storytelling and much more of Providence’s many community and cultural groups.
The biggest beasts that ever walked the earth stomp their way through Downtown Providence as Close-Act Theatre, a multi-disciplinary street theater company from the Netherlands, makes its East Coast debut with Saurus.
You’ve never seen a circus like this! Hailed as “the greatest contribution to the American circus since Cirque du Soleil” by Spectacle magazine, Cirque Mechanics returns to wow FirstWorks audiences with Pedal Punk, a dazzling whirl of acrobats, cyclists, and one-of-a-kind machines.
Christopher’s performance history with FirstWorks dates back to its first street festival in 2004. At this year’s festival he will assemble talent from across the Creative Capital to collaborate with aerial dance troupe BANDALOOP on #PVDPublicCanvas, a community-driven performance.
THE CHICK COREA /
STEVE GADD BAND
October 15 at The VETS
Artistic icon Chick Corea has 22 Grammy wins—the most of any jazz artist, ever! He is both one of the most influential jazz artists of his generation and one of the greatest living jazz pianists. Chick and drummer Steve Gadd’s musical partnership is the stuff of legend—but the music is always new. It’s a coup to bring these venerated maestros to Rhode Island—catch them live on the brink of their new album release this fall!